A really crazy night of baseball ... in one graph

at 09:44 AM ET, 10/28/2011

To say last night’s World Series game was a nail-biter would be an understatement. The St. Louis Cardinals, down to their very last strike of the inning, not once, but twice, managed to come back for a 10-9, 11th inning win over the Texas Rangers and force a game 7.

The Cardinals’ victory literally beat the odds. Take a look at this graph to the right from sports forecasting site FanGraph, which charts each team’s odds of winning throughout the game. At at least a few points last night, the Cardinal’s statistical odds of taking Game Six hovered around 2 or 3 percent. In graph form or not, a really crazy night of baseball.

 
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